Hand Made Variations
Almost all of our products and garments are handmade and/or tailored in Nepal by local craftspeople.
We always see the sample production through in person.
The samples are then used for final production.
Due to the handmade nature of our products, slight variations can occur with regard to sizing and natural colours. Wild Nepalese hemp and nettle are produced by more than one craftsperson in a village and sometimes more than one village. Tone and shade variations are quite common in hemp or nettle twine, it is in these differences that we find their natural beauty.
Please be aware that due to screen colour variations,
colours of products may vary slightly from what you see on the screen.
For us at Sorazora, the only advantages in using chemical dyes are cost and the ability to create exactly the same colour time and time again. Due to the nature of natural dyeing, subtle variations in colour may occur. Natural dyeing is less of an exact science and the only way to guarantee the same colour on two individual garments, is to put them into the dyebath at the same time. Although natural dyeing is time consuming, it is far less toxic than it’s synthetic counterparts.
We would advise that our garments be handwashed, especially for the first wash as some colours may run, but thereafter a 30ºC machine wash with like colours is generally not a problem. For knitwear, crochet and other loose weaves, we recommend using a washing net to protect the garment from catching.
Strong alkaline soap soluctions may also affect the colour of certain dyes and a neutral detergent should be used, a soap for delicate fabrics like silk & wool would be ideal.
Fading should not occur with normal wear, however, it is not recommended to leave our naturally dyed garments in direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Some substances, such as lemon juice, may discolour the fabric. Finally, if ironing, we recommend using a steam iron. Our garments should not be bleached or dry-cleaned.
If treated well all of our materials will provide you with beauty and colour for years to come.